alright. i currently have the p3081 code illuminating my CEL light on my 2003 1.8T Wolfsburg (57,000mi). my scenario is a little bit different from everyone elses though. about three months ago error code p2181 came on: cooling system problem. well eventually the light went off after a few weeks, so i figured ok no big deal must be a trippy ECTS. anyway the code came on again a month ago, so i went out and bougt a new sensor just so i wouldnt have to worry about it. i had to get my brakes replaced and transaxel checked as it was leaking fluid (fixed now), anyway i gave them the sensor to replace since they were gonna be under the hood anyway. they installed the sensor and that cleared the code.
CEL light came on again friday night so i took it to autozone and P3081 came up. i noticed that the engine was running EXTREMELY cold, especially when driven harder. friday and sat the car also would cut power while accelerating, im not sure if this has happened to anybody else but im prettty sure its not a good thing. well so far today that hasnt happend (yet) and on the way home the engine actually heated up (or so the gauge said), but then i accelerated away from a stop light and it went back down though by not as much.
Modified by forzamotorsport9 at 6:55 PM 10-29-2008